31 March 2009

break time

dear all handful of people who look at this blog from time to time
school and work are sucking all the creativity and vigor out of me. after a short hiatus i will be back full force and probably changing lots.
great bursts of leaves and life beginning over again with the summer
april is close enough, right?
see you soon blogblog

24 March 2009

dream house

ran across it via cup of jo

home of floral designer nicolette owen. photos from design*sponge

22 March 2009


17 March 2009

first timer

my first review for inyourspeakers -- music news, reviews, and inteviews

ch ch check it out! http://www.inyourspeakers.com/

16 March 2009

Rev 21:3-4

"...God is with men, and he will
dwell with them, and they shall be
his people, and God himself shall be
with them, and be their God.
And God shall wipe away all
tears from their eyes; and there
shall be no more death, neither
sorrow, nor crying, neither shall
there be any more pain: for the
former things are passed away."

13 March 2009

want it

So my roommate Jane and I have been wanting new cameras for awhile. We've finally decided.

Next pay check. Look at this fun too: http://www.superheadz.com/colorholga/index.html

11 March 2009

dear hawaii: i love you so

I first came to Hawaii when I was 16. That first morning we ran out to admire waves from the point and then hopped in the car for an afternoon at Waimea. There's been nothing better since. But I'm afraid I've turned into a bit of a beach snob. When I went to California in August, I stuck to sunbathing at the pool and riding my bike next to the beach, but I had no desire to set up camp on that sand or touch a toe to that frigid water.
Beaches of the world, I'm sure you're great! But oh how I just love my Hawaii.
Have a lovely day everyone!

10 March 2009

and i say it's alright

the sun is here!

alive and shining!

oh blessed light and warmth! say you'll never leave again!

or at least not until after saturday so i can bask on golden beaches all day.

Dear God, today is Tuesday. And it is good.
Thank you!


09 March 2009

bottle mermaid eyebrow rain

>i finally bought a water bottle.

>i felt like a wild mermaid galloping on the beach at dusk. well, a mermaid on land. i'm not much of a swimmer. but the water spashed refreshing splashes and the wind whipped great whips, and the laughter bubble out here and there, but there were no right sounds for what i was feeling.

>i am relaxing. right now.

>i let my friend paint my face. i didn't really want a mustache. or a giant eyebrow. but the paint just felt so cool and nice on my skin. and gee, i'd sure love if someone let me paint their face on a whim.

>the other day i saw a nice korean girl in the hall. i tutor her from time to time. well, it was my first day back at school, and she saw me and gave me a big wave and hug "Oh! You're back! I missed you! I told them I wanted to work with you and they told me you were gone! So I told them nevermind! I was so sad you were gone! Welcome back!" I hadn't seen her at all this semester and I was happy she even remembered my name, let alone wanted my help.

>I was sick of people saying "I'm sorry about your Grandmother" and looking at me expectantly. What do you want me to say? I'm still trying to figure it out and understand what happened. I'm still trying to actually comprehend that I won't get to speak with my Grandmother for the rest of my life. I don't get to see her the rest of my life. Thanks for your concern, but what else do you want me to do? "Thanks. Yeah, it's tough." And then at church on Sunday, a girl I don't know said the prayer. We've never met and she surely had no clue I went home to hold my Grandmother's hand as she died. "And Heavenly Father, please bless those who have lost loved ones. Comfort them in their time of need." There He goes again, always taking care of me when I am stubborn.

>The rain has been raining for a long time now. I haven't stopped shivering besides the mysterious heat waves that spill into my room just as I want to go to sleep. I love blankets, sweaters, and warm hugs. And I am going to swallow the sun whole when it comes back.

>When we were going through Gram's old photos, my brother-in-law said "Wow, your Grandma looks weird in that picture" when I got to this one:

05 March 2009

count it

"Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don't make sense